Originally from Frazee and with a long history of family in Minnesota, Al Niemann is a long-time veteran of serving in Minnesota schools. Al received a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Mathematics at Bemidji State University. At St. Cloud State University, Mr. Niemann earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. Mr. Niemann served as the principal for Foley High School for seventeen years before coming to Ashby as the Superintendent in 2016, where he served until 2018. Boasting a nearly forty-year career in education, Al comes to the Ashby Legacy Fund as an expert in Ashby’s education system.